Make a date with the state

Warm up with music, laughter and cheer. Sit by the fire and share stories with friends. Bundle up, go outdoors and explore.
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Christmas Street Lights

 

Wonderful Winter! Endless holiday festivity. A great time to go sledding.  Enjoy sleigh rides and Christmas parades, New Year’s Eve parties and other great gatherings. Savor the Nutcracker, Cirque de Noel and groovin’ Mowtown favorites. Decorate trees and mantels and make snow angels outside.

December/January

People, places and events to explore in Michigan

Wine and Food Platter

Experience an evening of exquisite tastes and gourmet specialties in the riverfront town of St. Clair. The Gourmet Gallop includes stops at downtown eateries by way of an antique trolley, as you enjoy wine samplings, appetizers and desserts. Many venues also feature drink specials and live entertainment, plus raffle prizes at local retailers. (810) 329-2962; bluewater.org

Winter CarnvialFor two weekends in January, Tip-Up Town USA celebrates the best of winter at Houghton Lake. Gear up and gather with thousands of outdoor enthusiasts at the state’s largest winter festival, featuring snowmobile drag races, an ice fishing contest, carnival, fireworks and more. (989) 366-5644; tip-up-town.com

Celebrate the season  at the Kellogg Manor House Holiday Walk & Market in Hickory Corners, where guests are invited to shop in the Manor House and take a tour of the historic home, followed by spiced tea
and cookies. Each room is decorated lavishly for the holidays. (269) 671-2400; conference.kbs.msu.edu

Yeti Illustration It’s a bird. It’s a bear. It’s a yeti? Celebrate the Yeti at this family-friendly event from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Suttons Bay. Downtown businesses join the fun with a Yeti scavenger hunt, a Yeti stew cook-off, Yeti crafts, Movie at the Bay and more. suttonsbayarea.com

Scrooge IllustrationA musical retelling of “A Christmas Carol,” “Scrooge!” shares the journey of a bitter old miser’s discovery of the true meaning of Christmas at Forest Roberts Theatre in Marquette. The Dickens classic is brought to life once again by Northern Michigan University students and faculty, along with locals from the Marquette community. 906-227-2553; nmu.edu/forestrobertstheatre

Explore these collective Michigan area websites for more regional events and details.

Blue Water Area bluewater.org

Detroit Metro CVB visitdetroit.com

Great Lakes Bay Region gogreat.com

Harbor Country harborcountry.org

Pure Michigan michigan.org

Southwest Michigan Tourist Council
swmichigan.org 

Upper Peninsula Tourism & Recreation
Association uptravel.com 

West Michigan Tourist Association wmta.org

 

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